France in our motorhome

Exploring beautiful villages in south-west France by motorhome

Our motorhome journey to Chamonix in the amazing French Alps, blog article here, was a highlight for us on our summer tour of France, but it was time to move to an area that we hadn't visited before. The hilltop villages of the River Drome area was our next destination, although only a week before it was headline news about a campsite on the Drome that had been flooded after a storm and 1,600 campers evacuated. Perhaps it was a…
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France in our motorhome

Taking a motorhome to one of the most stunning places in Europe

There is a really good place for motorhomes to park with views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains she said. I would love to go there but it’s up a fairly steep road she said! No problem said I. “we have just done the steepest roads in northern Europe on our motorhome tour of Norway, so if we can do those roads we can do anything”. We are, of course, now in southern Europe and more specifically in The French…
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France in our motorhome

How to stay cool in a motorhome during a heatwave

It's the busiest holiday weekend of the summer in France and most people are heading south or to the Atlantic coast. Not us! We are driving from Bordeaux in the west of France to Lake Geneva in the east. The plan is to take several days over it. The forecasted heatwave has arrived and it's still 36C at 8pm which poses the question of how to stay cool in a motorhome. This is the warmest weather we have experienced since…
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France in our motorhome

France Passion, Bastille Day & The World Cup final

Our plan for this motorhome trip to France is to drive south to the Bordeaux area and to spend several nights staying at France Passion motorhome stopovers. Just in case you think this type of stopover is something dodgy I can tell you that it's an organisation offering motorhome stopovers at vineyards, farms and regional product producers. Overnight stops are free and you have the opportunity to sample the products, although there is no obligation to buy. Around the Gironde…
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France in our motorhome

Back to France and a tank battle

France is heaven for motorhomes. It's got thousands of 'Aires' and campsites. The French realised many years ago that if they encouraged motorhomes to visit then their owners would spend their money in the many towns and villages that have places to park motorhomes for the night. This is in stark contrast to the UK where many local authororites have no desire to have visits from motorhomes. The UK is missing out on lucrative tourism by adopting this short sighted…
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France in our motorhome

Motorhome touring in the Loire Valley

It was on a visit to The Yorkshire Motorhome Show on 25th March 2017 that it all began and we took the plunge and bought ourselves a motorhome. The one we chose was a Hobby T65 GE Optima Deluxe as it suited the motorhome layout that we required. After picking up our new motorhome in mid-August we set off for a trip to Scotland to test out the features and learn how everything worked. It was a steep learning curve…
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France in our motorhome

Motorhome in France – How we pay for stuff

Having been in France one week now in our motorhome I thought I would mention how we pay for stuff in supermarkets, shops and restaurants etc. and give you an update on how our motorhome adventure is going. We are now in the Royan area of south-west France and have taken our motorhome on the Royan to Le Verdon ferry. The last two days have been poor…
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France in our motorhome

Our European motorhome adventure begins – France Day 1

After spending a night at the Caravan and Motorhome site in Folkstone, only 15 minute’s drive from The Channel Tunnel, we paid a visit to Sainbury’s at Folkstone to fill our motorhome with diesel and buy some groceries to keep us going a couple of days. Our European motorhome adventure was about to begin! We had booked a crossing at 11.50am costing £80.64 one way and arrived at the terminal early. Having never used the Channel Tunnel before I wasn’t…
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